Wednesday, November 25, 2009

"You'll Remember This Man..."

A Word to The Wise ( as "They"and my Granny would say) : "You will remember this man.... You will hear more of this man."

He's David Whitley. And I first met David in the candlelit Chapter House of Chester Cathedral ( post dated 8:10: 09)

David is young, talented and focused....with an enthusiasm for writing ( both his own and equally for that of others) that is boundless.
And today David ( aged 25 and presently creating sheer magic) visited my class.... and chatted vividly about his book " The Midnight Charter" ( published by Puffin and see )

David talked with us about writing: his personal attitudes, his experiences, his own aspirations. And I often think how priveleged we are... when creative people like David reveal so much about both themselves and their work. It's like peeping into their wardrobe...or easing open a private drawer in their desk..

David treated us to the opening of his book. ....and we were left nothing less than spellbound, by both words and acting. His voice delighted while his writing hooked us into a world where we wanted to stay, to explore with our eyes wide open ...AND he kidnapped us.....into a story we wanted to savour..... introducing us to characters, to the glint of a plot that sashayed into our minds....while we sipped our coffee at our trestle tables, supped out tea in our cosy mugs and nibbled ( as always!) our chocolate biscuits...

SO we listened. And as " They" and my Granny would say): "You'll remember this man. He's ( as they say) Going Places...."


Blogger Amanda said...

David Whitley certainly seems a force to be reckoned with as they say ;-))

7:52 am  
Blogger Jan said...

I think he enjoyed his visit too. It's great to be in the prescence of such talent coupled with his focused enthusiasm!

10:17 am  
Blogger Helen P said...

You do get some really interesting guests at your Hooligans writing group, Jan; I'm very impressed.

11:45 am  
Blogger elizabethm said...

I will watch for him!

8:08 pm  
Blogger Jan said...

Had a good session today...a combination of SLEEP and then 7 DEADLY SINS.
And then we all had a preChristmas trip to the newly vamped Faulkner Pub.
I imagine you know it?!

He's well worth your watching, believe me..

5:52 pm  

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